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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎01-10-2017

new motor break in

Although there is no mandatory break in period for a new Etec, I am interested in the opinion of Etec owners about this. Thanks.

Posts: 7,099
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: new motor break in




You are correct, there is no  break-in needed for Evinrude E-TEC outboards. However if you want to vary the speeds for the first few hours by not keeping it at a steady rpm or at full speed for long periods of time, that is fine also.  The choice is yours and there is no wrong way.




"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 



The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.